Georgia (Fahy) Boner





Gravestone photos courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project
Gravestone photos courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project

(July 17, 1904 - September 2, 2004)


The Lusk Herald
September 15, 2004


Georgia Boner

Services for Guernsey resident, Georgia Boner, 100, were conducted Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Guernsey with Pastor Robert Frye officiating. Inurnment will be in the Lusk Cemetery in Lusk at a later date.

She died Sept. 2, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas.

Born July 17, 1904, in St. Libory, Nebr., Georgia was the daughter of Frank and Mary (Manion) Fahy. Her family homesteaded in 1911 at Flat Top, southwest of Manville. She attended school at Flat Top in the early grades, graduated high school from Manville and received her Normal School Teaching Certificate from Fort Collins, Colo. As a teacher she taught at Manville and the following country schools, Mule Creek, North Lusk at the Divide and North of Fort Laramie.

She played piano with two different dance bands during the early years to earn extra money. On July 22, 1930, she married Harvey Boner in Douglas. The couple made their first home in Newcastle where they ran the Pool Hall with a lunch counter.

Later moving to Douglas they ran the Pool Hall there. In 1940, they made their final move to Guernsey where they bought the Lyons Hotel.

As time went on they owned and operated the Star Theater and Pool Hall in Guernsey; Buckaroo Club in Van Tassell; The Bar in Moneta; Miner's Bar in Hartville and ran cattle and sheep west of Guernsey.

She finally retired in 1978 and concentrated on her favorite pastime, playing Bridge and traveling with Harvey on many trips throughout the United States and South America. She enjoyed her family and many friends. She was a member of Retired Teacher's Organization and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4471 in Guernsey.

Survivors include her daughter, Margaret "Mickey" Rexius and her husband, Harold; nephews, Willie Fahy of Guernsey and Mike Hebert of Crescent City, Calif. and numerous nieces and nephews on the Boner side of the family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Boner; three brothers, Art, Emmett and Willis; two sisters, Frances Fahy and Florence Fahy Rogers; one niece, Arlene Fahy Hebert and one nephew, Dale Hebert. Memorials may be made to Lake Guernsey Veterans of Foreign Wars #4471, "Improvement Fund", P.O. Box 283, Guernsey, WY 82214.

Gorman Funeral Homes-Platte Chapel of Wheatland was in charge of arrangements.




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